Most Expensive Property in Ankara Goes on Sale

Standing out with its inlaid architecture in Ankara Bilkent, Altın Köşk (The Golden Mansion) has been put on sale.

The Culture Mansion, known as the Golden Mansion, which plays host to banquets, weddings and special organizations in Bilkent, has been put on sale. The 20-year-old mansion stands out with its inlaid architecture and the valuable furnishings it contains. The 1001 furnishings in the mansion were prepared by copying those in 28 different palaces and mansions and from the works of the Anatolian Seljuk period.

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Inspired by palaces and cities

17 architects, 7 sculptors and 5 painters from Turkey, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Iran worked for three years during the construction of the mansion. The mansion was inspired by buildings such as Topkapı Palace, the Yıldız Palace, the Ancient City of Zeugma, the Green Shrine of Bursa and the Huber Mansion. 22 carat gold leaves were used in the inner areas and 23 carat gold leaves were used in the external areas.

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Between 10 – 15 million dollars

Cem Demirci, the sales consultant of Keller Williams Angora Real Estate, who are dealing with the sales procedures of the Golden Mansion put on sale with an advertisement on the internet, stated that Arab sheikhs and tribes from the South East were generally taking an interest in the sale. Demirci stated that the price of the mansion would vary based on whether it is to be sold together with its furnishings, saying that the price would be between 10-15 million dollars. Demirci, who stated that the owner of the mansion was a Turk living in the USA who did not want his identity disclosed, said that the mansion was not used by its owners and that they had decided to sell it as they would not be returning to Turkey. Cem Demirci added that the Golden Mansion was the most expensive property in Ankara.

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1.000 sqm on three separate floors

The furnishings used in the mansion were copied exactly and in accordance with their original sizes. The one thousand square meter is made up of three floors. The ground floor is comprised of a hall, the Sultan Vahdettin chamber (guest chamber), an office, a kitchen and a foyer; the basement is comprised of a sauna, Turkish bath, sports center, conference room and an engine room and the upper floor has master bedrooms and an oriental corner.

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